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The South Korean military relies heavily on conscription and military service often involves postings to front-line positions on the border with North Korea

South Korea's top court keeps conscientious objector in jail

AFP News Human rights activists voiced disappointment Friday after South Korea's Supreme Court turned down an appeal by a conscientious objector against a jail term for refusing to serve in the military. More than 60 years after the end of the Korean War, nearly every able-bodied South Korean man between the age of 18 and 35 is required to complete around two years of military service. The main …